St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church

529 W 5th St., Laplace, LA 70068

Class Schedule

Please see church website for bulletin/calendar: www.sjachurch.com

Dates and times may vary

Classes with Anna:

1st Saturday of every month @ 9:15 AM

Every other Thursday evening @ 6:30 PM

Leaders are available upon request for special events and private groups.

Meet SoulCore Leader – Yvette

Yvette is a certified Pilates instructor residing in LaPlace, LA. She is a lifelong parishioner of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church where she has been involved in several parish ministries. Yvette has been married to her husband Jeff for 32 years. They cherish family, especially time spent with their daughter Jeanne and her husband Jeremy, and their two sons, Andrew and Jesse. Yvette’s devotion to Mary deepened with Jeff’s conversion to Catholicism. Because of her devotion to Mary and the rosary, and her long time love of exercise, Yvette instantly fell in love with SoulCore! She is very excited to share SoulCore with others. She feels it’s the perfect way to nourish and strengthen our body, soul, and spirit in the same practice. SoulCore really excites her because it appeals to people of any age and of any fitness level. Yvette’s true hope is that the SoulCore experience will bring many of the younger generation back to church, and bring all who participate to a deeper faith.

A Few of Yvette’s Favorite Scripture Verses:

Matthew: 5: 13-16; Philippians 4: 6-7, 13; Isaiah 49:15; Romans 12:12; Ephesians 5:2

Meet SoulCore Leader – Theresa

Theresa has been a parishioner of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Laplace, Louisiana for 35 years. She is married to her husband Skip for 35 years, they have three grown children. Theresa was introduced to SoulCore through her local priest. In a conversation about exercise, he mentioned SoulCore, a Catholic workout. This immediately intrigued Theresa. She totally loved and believed in the SoulCore concept of prayer with exercise. For years she has jogged while reciting the rosary. After purchasing the SoulCore rosary exercise DVD’s, she decided to register for a SoulCore leadership and discernment retreat. Upon completion of the retreat, further spiritual formation and constant practice, she realized being a Certified SoulCore Instructor was in her future. In January, Theresa became a certified Pilates Instructor. She says, “It had to be the Holy Spirit’s plan”. It certainly was not what Theresa had in mind for her future. She says, “It had to be His will!” Thankful and humbled to lead, she couldn’t be more excited to share this ministry and pray that many will deepen their relationship with Jesus through His beautiful mother Mary.

A Few of Theresa’s Favorite Scripture Verses:

Galatians 2:20; Luke 12:12

Meet SoulCore Leader – Jeannine

Jeannine lives in LaPlace, Louisiana with her husband, Mark. They have 5 adult children and have been married for over 30 years. She was introduced to SoulCore by two of her very close friends who are also leaders. As someone who suffers with anxiety, she found the combination of prayer with exercise a helpful, peaceful practice. It is a practice that draws her closer to both Mary and Jesus through prayerful meditation and movement. Jeannine is very active in her church community and she is excited to be a part of the SoulCore ministry.

A Few of Jeannine’s Favorite Scripture Verses:

Matthew 6:34, Psalm 94:19

Meet SoulCore Leader – Anna

I live in LaPlace and have been married to Steve for over 41 years. We have two sons, both married , and have blessed us with 3 grandsons & 1 granddaughter.  I have been a parishioner of St Joan of Arc for over 28 years. I was introduced to SoulCore through my friends, Theresa and Yvette, who are both SoulCore Leaders here at SJA. I started attending SoulCore along with my daughter-in-law and my granddaughter and fell in love with it instantly. I have faithfully done some sort of workout since 2004 and I don’t plan to stop! But, I was feeling the need to get more involved with the church and some sort of ministry, but wasn’t quite sure what. I was on my way to our Monday Rosary walk when I was thinking of approaching Yvette and Theresa about somehow incorporating SoulCore, strength training, and cardio to our community. The Holy Spirit was working, because, after our rosary walk that evening, Yvette asked me to call her on my way home and asked if I would like to join her and Theresa in becoming a certified leader for SoulCore. She had no idea I was planning to approach her regarding this. After various delays including COVID, Jeannie asked me join her for a Leader Retreat… it was an absolute “YES” for me!!  I am so excited to be part of this amazing movement and ministry. We have big plans to continue to bring SoulCore to our Church, the community, organizations, schools, and to all ages from the elderly to the very young. I feel SoulCore is perfect for everyone, by moving our bodies, using our mind, and meditating on the holy rosary and the virtues to fill our hearts and souls with the love of Jesus!

A Few of Anna’s Favorite Scripture Verses:

Psalm 119:8, Proverbs 3:15, and Psalm 46:10